1020 Project Five: Reflective Argument and Portfolio

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To complete this project, you will choose texts from those you’ve written for this course to create a portfolio, and you’ll draft a reflective argument that analyzes these texts. A portfolio is a selected set of pieces chosen from a larger group to highlight the author’s skills. Your reflective argument will make an argument that uses the texts you’ve chosen for your portfolio to show how well you’ve fulfilled each of the course learning outcomes. In your argument, you will describe, cite, and analyze specific aspects of each of the texts in the portfolio.

Your goal in this assignment is to demonstrate your https://i2.wp.com/pgcoaching.nl/tac/images/metacognition-tree.jpggrowth as a writer across several pieces of your own writing. You should focus on showing the progress you achieved in mastering the ENG 1020 learning outcomes. You need to cover each learning outcome, but keep in mind that one text might illustrate your work on several outcomes. On the other hand, you might need multiple texts to illustrate your work on a single learning outcome. Describe how your ideas, skills, and writing process evolved across several of the texts you wrote for the course. Use the competency rankings on the portfolio scoring rubric as a guide to think about and explain how effectively you’ve achieved each outcome.

Emphasize accuracy rather than showing only accomplishments. Demonstrate your ability to see clearly your strengths and your growth areas as a writer. It’s also important to explain as concretely as possible how you’ll recognize future writing situations where you can apply the skills and concepts you learned in this course.

These are the course learning outcomes you should discuss:

Writing
Write effectively for various rhetorical situations (considering elements such as genre, context, discourse community, claims, evidence, organization, style, rhetorical strategies, and persuasive effect), using a flexible writing process and varied technologies.

Reading
Use analytical and critical strategies to read complex texts in a variety of media, and to identify and evaluate elements of the rhetorical situation (including those listed above).

Researching
Conduct research by finding and evaluating print, electronic, and other sources; generate information and ideas from research; and appropriately integrate material from sources.

Reflecting
Use reflection to make choices and changes in both the composing process and products in this course and to explain how you will use skills you have learned to approach unfamiliar writing tasks.

In other words, respond to these reflective prompts, as they relate to the four course learning outcomes; use your discussion of your progress and/or growth to develop claims about your work in each area:

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  • How does my work show my progress and /or growth as a reader over the course of the semester?
  • How does my work show my progress and/or growth as a researcher over the course of the semester?
  • How does my work show my progress and/or growth as a reflector over the course of the semester?
  • How will (or how has) the work I have done in this course help me think through how to be a writer, reader, researcher, or reflector in other (specific) learning or writing contexts?

Use this Reflective Argument Builder handout as a guide.

Presentation:

This reflective argument and portfolio will be presented on your WordPress site. Use the steps below to set up and present your work.

  1. Compose your reflective argument in a Word document so you have a copy to revise and edit easily. Use MLA format for your paper. Save the document with the following naming protocol: 11588_accessID_1020F2014
  2. Add a new page to your WordPress site. Title this page “Reflective Argument and Portfolio”.
  3. When you are finished composing and revising your reflective argument in the Word document, both upload the file to the top of your page and copy and paste the text into the page.
  4. Use linking tools to insert your supporting texts where relevant in the page. For example, if you cite Project 2 in your reflective argument, link that citation to the Project 2 document by uploading the document to that place in the text. If you cite Reading Response 1, link that citation to your blog post on Reading Response 1. (We will practice doing this in class.)

Your reflective argument with linked references should be uploaded to your WordPress site by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2014.

EXAMPLES

A highly-developed 1020 reflection.

Formatting Instructions for BlackBoard

  1. Format your paper for MLA format
  • Include a title page (see template below) that includes your name, the instructor’s name, course number (ENG 1020), date, and title: “Reflective Argument & Portfolio”
  • Paginate the entire document using MLA format (ex: lastname 1)
  • Use 1” margins

Submission Instructions

  1. Assemble your file as a single document in the following order (see attached template):
    1. Cover Page
    2. Reflective Argument
    3. Appendices
  1. Name your file using the following protocol: CRN_accessID_1020F2014
    Example: 12345_ab6789_1020F2014
  1. Upload your file to Blackboard. Post a copy

Grading Rubric

Formatting Template

Your final file should look like these samples:

 

Portfolio and Reflective Argument Sample #1

Portfolio and Reflective Argument Sample #2

 

 

Name

ENG 1020

Semester (example: Winter 2014)

Reflective Argument & Portfolio

INSERT A PAGE BREAK

 

Table of Contents

 

  1. Reflective Argument (pages 1-?)
  2. Appendix A-Project ?? (pages ?-?)
  3. Appendix B-Project ?? (pages ?-?)
  4. Appendix C-Project ?? (pages ?-?)
  5. Appendix D, etc. (pages ?-?)

INSERT A PAGE BREAK

 

Reflective Argument

 

INCLUDE YOUR 8-10 PAGE REFLECTIVE ARGUMENT HERE

 

INSERT A PAGE BREAK

 

Appendix A: INSERT THE TITLE OF THE PROJECT YOU ARE USING HERE

COPY AND PASTE WHATEVER PROJECT YOU ARE USING IN THIS SPOT.

INSERT A PAGE BREAK AFTER EACH APPENDIX.

 

 

Appendix B: INSERT THE TITLE OF THE PROJECT YOU ARE USING HERE

COPY AND PASTE WHATEVER PROJECT YOU ARE USING IN THIS SPOT.

INSERT A PAGE BREAK AFTER EACH APPENDIX.

 

 

Appendix C: INSERT THE TITLE OF THE PROJECT YOU ARE USING HERE

COPY AND PASTE WHATEVER PROJECT YOU ARE USING IN THIS SPOT.

INSERT A PAGE BREAK AFTER EACH APPENDIX.

 

Appendix D: INSERT THE TITLE OF THE PROJECT YOU ARE USING HERE
COPY AND PASTE WHATEVER PROJECT YOU ARE USING IN THIS SPOT.

INSERT A PAGE BREAK AFTER EACH APPENDIX

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